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Decline in the foreign trade deficit in first half 2009
By David at 08/10/2009 - 16:35

Decline in the foreign trade deficit in first half 2009

During the first half of 2009, the trade deficit declined from 26.5 billion euros in the second half of 2008 to 25.4 billion euros. This is explained by the decline in our energy bill, due to falling oil prices up this winter. This is explained by the decline in our energy bill, due to falling oil prices up this winter. In a context of economic crisis, French exports have stabilized in the second quarter. In a context of economic crisis, French exports have stabilized in the second quarter.

In a global context unfavorable foreign trade of France over the period has seen a similar trend to what is found in our partner countries, particularly in Europe. In a global context unfavorable foreign trade of France over the period has seen a similar trend to what is found in our partner countries, particularly in Europe.
In total, the first half of 2009, French exports fell by 16.8% over the previous six months and imports by 15.4%. In total, the first half of 2009, French exports fell by 16.8% over the previous six months and imports by 15.4%. A relative stabilization of the level of exports observed since February. A relative stabilization of the level of exports observed since February.

The decline in sales in the first half affects all areas, except the Middle East where exports grew by over 9%. In most markets, however there is a stabilization of sales from the second quarter. The decline in sales in the first half affects all areas, except the Middle East where exports grew by over 9%. In most markets, however there is a stabilization of sales from the second quarter.

"These results reflect the depth of the crisis in international trade last year, said Anne-Marie Idrac in presenting these results. After a steep decline earlier this year, we see a relative stabilization of exports over the past months. This indicator added to those who show a certain shift in the economy. " "These results reflect the depth of the crisis in international trade last year, said Anne-Marie Idrac in presenting these results. After a steep decline earlier this year, we see a relative stabilization of exports over the past months. This indicator added to those who show a certain shift in the economy. "

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In this context, it is important that exporters are taking advantage of the opportunities offered by the plans for the sectors in which France is well placed (infrastructure, energy, environment, transport). In this context, it is important that exporters are taking advantage of the opportunities offered by the plans for the sectors in which France is well placed (infrastructure, energy, environment, transport).

"We must also prepare for the re-growth, especially in emerging countries, stressed the Secretary of State. It's time for exporters to use the full set of features we have implemented with Christine Lagarde, via Ubifrance and Coface, to enable companies to explore new markets and finance their exports. "We must also prepare for the re-growth, especially in emerging countries, stressed the Secretary of State. It's time for exporters to use the full set of features we have implemented with Christine Lagarde, via Ubifrance and Coface, to enable companies to explore new markets and finance their exports.
Finally, we must remain very vigilant to keep markets open, a wave of protectionism that we have managed to avoid so far, would have a major impact. "Finally, we must remain very vigilant to keep markets open, a wave of protectionism that we have managed to avoid so far, would have a major impact. "

Proper operation of devices managed by Coface and Ubifrance Proper operation of devices managed by Coface and Ubifrance

"An innovative company has ten times more likely to export than another. We need to strengthen the company's own resources and help them grow and innovate, as we did with the reform of the tax credit Research, a measure hailed by foreign observers ", also Anne-Marie Idrac in an interview with Les Echos. "An innovative company has ten times more likely to export than another. We need to strengthen the company's own resources and help them grow and innovate, as we did with the reform of the Research Tax Credit, a measure hailed by foreign observers", also Anne-Marie Idrac in an interview with Les Echos.
The latest reform announced by Bercy enables mid-size businesses to benefit from the insurance prospecting managed by Coface. The latest reform announced by Bercy enables mid-size businesses to benefit from the insurance prospecting managed by Coface.

The arrangements put in place by the state to help companies explore new markets to function at full capacity. Since early 2009, the agency took Ubifrance abroad 30% of companies more. The arrangements put in place by the state to help companies explore new markets to function at full capacity. Since early 2009, the agency took Ubifrance abroad 30% of companies more.


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